[Grml] making hardware speech work

John Heim jheim at math.wisc.edu
Fri May 11 16:24:11 CEST 2012

I was wondering if the grml team would be interested in making hardware 
speech work in grml. I have a kernel patch that fixes a problem in the linux 
screen reader, speakup, to make it work with certain hardware speech 
synthesizers.  I don't know how to get it into the actual kernel code and I 
haven't even tried yet.  But the patch file can be downloaded here:


Then you cd to your linux source dir and do this:
patch -i patch-2012-03-06.patch drivers/staging/speakup/serialio.c"

If you do that, you could also include a udev rules file that starts speech 
automatically if certain hardware synths are connected at boot time. That 
file is here:


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